Thames Valley American Women's Club


Welcome to the UK

An international move, especially your first one, is full of unknowns. The Thames Valley American Women’s Club (referred to as TVAWC) hopes that this Useful Information Section gives you some tools to make your move as smooth as possible. There WILL be challenges and the unexpected and American Women’s Clubs around the world are a great resource to help you cope. TVAWC wants to be there to support you and offer you friendship and activities for yourself and your family. American Women’s Clubs are a great resource for locating: dentists, doctors, hairdressers, childcare, etc. and for purchasing: used appliances, cars and furniture. We hope you find the information in this section helpful as you begin this adventure. Be sure to check out the Moving Checklist as early as possible. Do not hesitate to email us if you have a question.


Moving Checklist

There are a few things that we suggest you do before you move and as soon as you arrive. This checklist may help you focus during those busy, challenging days.

Before you leave your home country:

Immediately upon arrival:

As soon as you have a UK permanent address:

If you have children:

FOCUS is a non-profit, membership organization that provides a number of resources, including publications and programmes, for expats who have relocated to the UK.

Emergency Info: HERE

A to Z of UK Living

Click HERE to open the 'A to Z of UK Living' document. This is crammed with loads of information to assist you with all aspects of your life in the UK.

Culture Shock

Do you know what Culture Shock is? Click HERE to find out more.

Language Tips

Do the USA and the UK use the same language? HERE are some tips.

Travel Tip

Carry copies of passport photo pages, visa pages and US driver’s licenses for all family members whenever you travel.